Bridge 63, Leeds and Liverpool Canal

by Adrian Morris September. 21, 2021 185 views

All the bridges on the canal are numbered.

The pub/restaurant below was once called "The Crawford Arms". It was refurbished and named "Bridge 63" as it is located near the said bridge. However, it didn't attract many customers and was left to decay.

Many narrow boats are moored on this stretch of the canal.

People usually try to give their boats interesting names. This one is better than most!

These are mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), two males and a female. These ducks are often seen on the canal and other stretches of water around here. I believe they are also widespread in other countries.

I don't often get this close to a heron. This one was very accomodating. I should really call it a "grey heron" (Ardea cinera). Beautiful bird.

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Camellia Staab 4 weeks ago

Chug indeed! Looks like a chug too. Nice captures Adrian. I especially like the heron one.

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Adrian Morris Replied to Camellia Staab 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Thank you Camellia.

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Tsao T-F 4 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing rivers, buildings and birds. They make me feel

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Adrian Morris Replied to Tsao T-F 4 weeks ago

Glad you liked my pictures.

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Jay Boggess 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Are those boats the primary living quarters for those folks? They remind me of the mobile homes we have so many of, here in the USA. Love the heron in flight! Great catch!smile

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Adrian Morris Replied to Jay Boggess 4 weeks ago

I don't think many people live on these boats. They are mainly used for holidays. Many years ago I hired a similar boat and went with my wife and two children on two canal holidays. We had great times. Just a matter of interest, the Leeds and Liverpool canal was originally constructed to carry coal boats which were much broader that the ones pictured. The canal is therefore much wider that other canals. It was not built for narrowboats like those pictured.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Adrian Morris 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Thanks for the the historical perspective. I'll bet it was quite an adventure with your family in the hired boat!grinning

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